"We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN."
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"They have a feature called Live Migrate; it's been very, very useful."
"The Dell support is helpful and the response is quick. The agents' knowledge is very good."
"One of the most valuable features is the capability to switch between all-flash to hybrid, which have have actually done for one of our arrays. We started with the hybrid, with the limited if I'm not mistaken, and then over a period of time, we swapped all the hybrids with the SSDs. This was one of the big features because it gave us the capability to not stick with just one kind of media. Secondly, since it has sorted clustering, we were able to bring in the newer boxes and have it all clustered together. These were the two main features that we really looked into, which benefited our use case from an expansion/growth perspective. Another valuable feature is the ease of management."
"Its leading feature is the price-performance ratio, which is very good."
"The solution is stable."
"The solution has a wide variety of valuable features. The data progression works well. We use the snapshot functionality quite a bit and really like it."
"The setup is straightforward."
"One time, we had a drive fail and we were notified before we even saw it on the device."
"OceanStor is cheaper than Dell EMC, and its management interface is quite simple."
"The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related."
"Excellent and efficient support, and the product is a good price."
"Generally stable with good technical support."
"Great value for money."
"It is easy to use, deploy, communicate and manage this solution."
"This is a stable storage system."
"The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage."
"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."
"While there's always room for improvement in everything, I can't really think of a specific feature of the solution that requires immediate attention."
"In some customer cases, customers experienced more performance or latency."
"It would be helpful if the solution offered higher performance, at least on the back end."
"The configuration could be easier in Dell EMC SC Series."
"There's always room for improvement in the operating code."
"This product should be a lot more user-friendly."
"Dell could improve the upgrading process."
"The initial setup is somewhat complex and should be made simpler to do."
"CFS integration is one area where OceanStor has some room for improvement. The CFS on OceanStor is dedicated, so it's not integrated with the existing active directory domain."
"We did experience a little latency with this solution."
"I would like to see more iterations and direct integration with other solutions."
"I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined."
"Integration with mainstream solution technologies could be better."
"The technical support has been a let down for us. It's something the company has to work on. We haven't been satisfied with their level of service."
"The user interface is not so user friendly."
"Technical support could be more helpful."
Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform
The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.
What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform
The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.
Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet
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Dell EMC SC Series arrays provide a unified platform for the ultimate in performance, adaptability and machine-driven efficiency. SC Series software delivers modern features that help you meet aggressive workload demands using the fewest drives necessary. With an open, future-ready design, SC Series storage integrates seamlessly with applications and infrastructure, enabling you to scale on a single platform and add capabilities without forklift upgrades.
OceanStor Dorado V3 is the industry's first all-flash storage that puts NVMe into commercial use. It is specially designed for enterprises' mission-critical businesses, meeting the most-demanding performance and reliability requirements of databases, VDI, server virtualization, and SAP HANA.
Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 10th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 13 reviews while Huawei OceanStor is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews. Dell EMC SC Series is rated 8.0, while Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "The performance was staggering and more than what we paid for". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Its management interface it's quite simple". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and VAST Data, whereas Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Huawei OceanStor Dorado, IBM FlashSystem and Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe. See our Dell EMC SC Series vs. Huawei OceanStor report.
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